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The Town of Mono, incorporated in 1850, is one of eight municipalities in Dufferin County and is responsible for lower-tier municipal functions.

The town if governed by Town Council, which derives its authority from the Province of Ontario's Municipal Act, 2001. Mono Councillors are all “at large”. There is no ward system in the Town of Mono.

Lower Tier Services | Provided by the Town

Upper Tier Services | Provided by the County

County Council & Committees

Dufferin County Council consists of 13 members representing eight municipalities. Each municipality in Dufferin is represented at County Council by their elected representatives.

County Council utilizes a standing committee structure to facilitate the decision making process. Each standing committee meets regularly and the minutes of each committee then go forward to County Council for adoption. County Council also makes appointments to external boards and commissions.

The Council of the County of Dufferin meets the second Thursday of every month with the exception of August, where they do not meet. All Council meetings are held at 51 Zina Street, Orangeville in the Council Chambers.

The General Government Services Committee considers matters pertaining to Administration, Human Resources, Clerk's, IT, Finance, Land Ambulance, Property, and Building & By-laws.

The Public Works Committee considers matters pertaining to Public Works including Roads and Waste Management.

The Community Services Dufferin Oaks Committee considers matters pertaining to Dufferin Oaks Homes for the Aged, Social Services and Emergency Management, as well as the County Forest and Museum.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee advises Council about the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards.

County Agenda & Minutes

Public Meetings

Changes made to the Municipal Act, 2001, ensure that meetings held by municipal councils and local boards must reflect openness and transparency even if they are closed to the public. All meetings, including closed meetings, are subject to procedural rules. For example, public notice must be given of upcoming meetings and records must be kept of all meetings.

In-Camera

A municipality can close a meeting to the public (also referred to as in-camera) when dealing with the following:

  • The security of the property of the municipality.
  • Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.
  • A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board.
  • Labour relations or employee negotiations.
  • Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals (e.g. Ontario Municipal Board), affecting the municipality or local board.
  • Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.
  • A matter in respect of which the council or committee may hold a closed meeting under another Act.

Two instances where a municipality must close a meeting to the public are:

  1. If the subject matter relates to the consideration of a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and if the council is the head of an institution for the purposes of that Act.
  2. If the subject matter relates to a request for council approval to disclose information about hazards or risks to public safety, which the municipality has identified for the purposes of preparing a municipal emergency management program.
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